Lithuania will send more M113 armored personnel carriers and M577 armored command vehicles to Ukraine as part of the next military aid bundle, according to Lithuanian Defense Minister Arvydas Anušauskas.
According to Defense Minister Arvydas Anušauskas, M113 armoured vehicles are ending up being a vital part of the Ukrainian Armed Forces, and Lithuania is making a substantial contribution to that.
His comments followed a virtual meeting of the NATO Ukraine Defence Contact Group.
"Ukraine has identified its essential training requirements, and the Lithuanian Armed Forces are ready to meet them. At the moment, a request has actually been sent for the training of military cops and demining specialists. The Lithuanian Armed Forces will likewise contribute to the large-scale training of Ukrainian personnel in the United Kingdom by sending instructors there," Anušauskas said.
Lithuanian military assistance provided to Ukraine so far consists of Stinger air defense systems, anti-tank weapons, armoured vests and helmets, 120 mm mortars, small arms, ammunition, thermal imaging video cameras, drones, anti-drones, monitoring radars, M113 armoured personnel providers, trucks, and SUVs.
The long-serving M113 tracked automobile will assist Ukraine to ward off a restored military offensive by Russia. It is the first aluminum hull battle vehicle to be put into mass production, it presented new aluminum armor that made the vehicle much lighter than earlier vehicles; it was thick adequate to secure the team and passengers against small arms fire but light enough that the vehicle was air easily transportable and moderately amphibious.
The M577 Command Post Carrier, also known as the M577 Command Post Vehicle or Armored Command Post Vehicle, is a variant of the M113. The M577 is easily identified from the M113 upon which it is based by its raised upper hull and roof-mounted auxiliary power system (APU). Vehicles are generally unarmed.